Contribution of Viruses to Autoimmunity by Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, CLS
Watch this illuminating educational webinar by internationally recognised Immunologist, Dr Aristo Vojdani, on the role of viruses on autoimmunity and how we can identify these through advanced testing.
Webinar learning objectives
- To understand that, among many environmental factors, viruses are major contributors towards autoimmune diseases.
- To learn that measurements of IgG and IgM antibodies against EBV, CMV, HSV-1, HSV-2, HHV-6, VZV, measles and SARS-CoV-2 can be of great help not just against these diseases but also in determining their contribution towards autoimmunity.
- To understand that due to the degree of their similarity to human tissue, EBV, HHV-6 and SARS-CoV-2 are the three most major players and contributors towards inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.
- To realize that due to the molecular similarity between many viruses, the proper interpretation of results must be conducted by the testing laboratory so that the actual cause of the problem may be identified and a proper treatment be devised.
About the speaker
Aristo Vojdani, is a Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University in California, an Adjunct Professor at the Lincoln College of Professional, Graduate and Continuing Education at the National University of Health Sciences, and a past associate professor at the Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science.
He obtained his MSc and PhD in the fields of microbiology and clinical immunology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel with postdoctoral studies in comparative immunology at UCLA and tumor immunology at Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science.
His on-going research, spanning a 45-year career, focuses on the role of environmental triggers in complex diseases.